Frames 2003 kicks off with technology seminar

MUMBAI: FRAMES 2003, the biggest global convention in Asia on the business of entertainment organised by the apex business organisation of India FICCI, kicks off tomorrow. The highlight of the first day is a seminar on technology for the various constituents of the information, media and the entertainment Industry!

This year, for the first time, the convention which has been rapidly growing every year, is spread over four days from 13-16 March 2003. FRAMES 2003 will be held at The Reniassance Hotel and Convention Centre, Powai, in Mumbai.

The technology seminar - under the aegis of e-Entertainment Alliance, FICCI, NASSCOM and TIE - focusses on the usage of new technologies in developing the business of media and entertainment and will cover various issues including the digitisation of cable systems and animation, amongst others.

The key speakers at the technology seminar include bigwigs Reliance Entertainment chairman Amit Khanna, NASSCOM president Kiran Karnik, E-Entertainment co-chairman Harish Mehta and TIE president Vijay Mukhi.

The highlights of the day are the presence of international speakers CASBAA CEO Simon Twiston Davies, IBM Global Services principal leader, media and entertainment Timothy O Brien, Discreet regional manager Peter Moxom and UK animation major Framestore CFC's chief executive William Sargent.

FRAMES opens at 10 am with the opening remarks by the mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, Sushi Turner.

The technology seminar will be followed by a session on Venture Capital Financing and Mentoring. The panel will be shared by the US-based Larta CEO Rohit Shukla and Passion Fund.com CEO Mahesh Murthy.

Over 1200 national and international delegates representing the biggest entertainment companies in India and globally are expected to participate at FRAMES 2003.

Stay logged on to indiantelevision.com for up to date coverage on FRAMES 2003.

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